The poem went up a few days ago, so here is the vlog. As I have said before, I am trying to move on from worrying about coronavirus and instead looking back at some more mundane things. This poem came to me as I do lots of exercise, particularly running, but am still chubby round the edges. I realise that I do not eat healthily enough and that, in many way, counteracts the exercise. What can I say? I love chocolate! You can watch the video of me performing ‘Why Can’t I Lose Weight?’ below, but if you would rather read it, then you can get it on wattpad in my poetry collect ‘Bad Poetry You probably never want to read.’
I found this week’s ‘Islands of Hope’ update a little harder to write. After the excitement of the battle last week and the week before, the aftermath did not seem to flow as well. It took me a while to get the first line out, therefore the update is not as long as I would have liked. That said, I think I got Kira’s mixed emotions in there, although at times I am not sure if it fits her character. We have not really seen her softer side, but she must have one! I feel so close to finishing Chapter 48 and wanted to be practically there this week. I am determined to make sure it is finished in the next two updates. For now, you can read Chapter 48 so far on wattpad by going here, or start from the beginning here.
I have a new poem, and this one is particularly bad! I have gone past that worry and concern for coronavirus, and am now back to my typical self-loathing. So, here is a poem about my weight. I play a lot of sport, I run a lot, I do lots of walking and vigorous playing with my kids, yet I am still a little chubby round the edges. Why is that, when I move so much? Probably all the rubbish I eat. So here it is, my new poem ‘Why Can’t I Lose Weight?’ You can read it below, or head to my poetry collection on wattpad, entitled ‘Bad Poetry You probably never want to read.’ Enjoy…
Why Can’t I Lose Weight
I make sure I keep fit
Run every other day
I do lots of other sports
Move in every way
So why can’t I get a break?
Then again, maybe it’s all that cake
I weigh myself each day
Hoping it’ll just go down
But instead of a great smile
I only see a frown
Is it ‘cause I’m getting older?
Then again, maybe it’s all that soda
I try to have a healthy diet
Counting my calories
I eat all my fruit and veg
This should really be a breeze
You know, I follow all the tips
Then again, maybe it’s all those crisps
I want to see my feet
Not this big bulbous tummy
I don’t want it all to jiggle
So it doesn’t look so funny
Is that really such a bad dream?
Then again, maybe it’s all that ice cream
They say the camera adds ten pounds
To me it adds nearer fifty
Even though I do things right
And try to eat quite thrifty
It could be that I’m just not lucky
Then again, maybe it’s all that choccy
Who am I kidding?
I know it’s down to me
The sugary food that I eat
So what shall I have for tea?
I think a nice juicy steak, or burger and chips
I think I’ll save my tummy and add it to my hips
And so another month rolls on. Feels a bit strange being in the UK, as if we are not in lockdown but are. However, this week the house decorating has stepped up and once more hit my writing hard. When I have had a day off, it has been family trips out. It means a shorter ‘Islands of Hope’ update than I wanted, although not particularly short in the grand scheme of things. This week there is a bit of the aftermath of the battle with Kira’s group. I wanted to get the remaining members (those still alive!) at least to Kira’s house, but that will have to wait till next week. For now, you can read Chapter 48 on wattpad by going here, or start from the beginning here.
It has amazingly been one of the most productive weeks of my life. Between general sorting and decorating, I have managed to do a lot of writing. I think it is down to the fact my family have been out a lot whilst I have been staying in decorating. This means I have had nobody bugging me on my breaks, and have turned to writing. I even focused more on ‘Islands of Hope’ than my other project. This means you get over 800 words this week, and they are fit to burst with action. I even think it is a bit better than the stuff I have been writing recently. There are a couple of lines I really love. So, buckle yourself in for an adrenaline ride this week as Kira and her friends encounter Princips soldiers. You can read Chapter 48 on wattpad now by going here, or start from the beginning here.
Welcome back to another blog post about the week’s ‘Islands of Hope’ update. There is not really much to say this week. As usual, I have been busy, this time it has been decorating. As usual (well usual for recent times!), I have focused more on my other project. As usual, I have written a short update. Like last week it is another quick-fire bit of the battle of the slum. We are back with Solomon and Imka, who are now running away from Princips’ soldiers in an attempt to save their lives. That’s about it really. It is some more action and excitement though. Next week we start the last bit of this chapter, moving back to Kira’s gang. Until then, you can read Chapter 48 on wattpad by going here, or start from the beginning here.
So here we are, another week, another update. I said the next few would be four hundred words plus each. This week is not though. There are two reasons for that. Firstly, this was a mini section in the chapter and I managed to finish it. Secondly, I have been working on my other project. I am currently focusing more on the other project as it is nearer to being finished. So, you may get decent ‘Islands of Hope’ updates in the next few weeks, you may not. This week though, we find out that Stephanie and Daniel’s plans have not worked, this could have a major impact on those that are fighting on the ground. What will happen to them? Well, you will just have to wait and see. You can read this week’s update on wattpad by going here, or start from the beginning here.
I said I thought updates would be about four hundred words for the next few weeks as I know what I want to write, so I was prepared to tell you how I failed. But the other night I just got my hands to my keyboard and typed, in fact I almost did not get four hundred words of ‘Islands of Hope’ as I was typing on another project. However, I forced myself to switch for this update and managed it. So, this week we have more of the battle between Solomon, Imka and the Princips’ soldiers. Again, I am not sure how amazing the writing is, but it is exciting stuff. This update finishes this little section of battle and next week we move back into the air where the rebels think they might have a plan that is working, how wrong can they be?! Anyway, for now you can read some more of Chapter 48 on wattpad by clicking here, or start from the beginning here.
Well, it’s been an interesting week. Difficult in parts but I have managed to sit down and hammer out quite a few words. I don’t know how well this week’s update is written, some of it does not read as well as I would like, but it is exciting. Even better is that I went on a long walk and got quite a few things straight in my head about the next few chapters/sections of the story. I am now quite confident that my updates will be four hundred words plus for the next few weeks. OK, now I’ve said that it won’t happen! Anyway, back to Chapter 48. Solomon and Imka have run into a part of the slum with many dwellings, streets and alleyways and are now encountering some Princips’ soldiers who have cleared the area. I have also added some dialogue in to explain exactly why the soldiers are there, as Princips are happy to level the place and people in it. Before I was not sure I was clear that some locals were shooting at the planes with rocket launchers, I am now! But will Solomon and Imka escape? You will have to wait till next week to find out. For now, you can read Chapter 48 on wattpad by going here, or start from the beginning here.